NOPD looks to improve use of body cameras in wake of high-profile cases

Feds seek new judge for Danziger case In the aftermath of a series of officer-involved killings in cities like Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, Ohio and New

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Council approves a 5% pay raise for NOPD

Despite a recommendation by the city’s Civil Service Commission that the NOPD get a 10 percent pay raise — the first installment of a 20

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Sen. Landrieu fights for a fourth term on December 6
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer President Obama’s Executive Order to defer action, and effectively legalize the status of millions of illegal immigrants, brought a swift and opposing res­ponse from incumbent Democratic Senator ...
Democrats descend on Louisiana in support of Sen. Landrieu
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer National Democrats are rallying around Sen. Mary Landrieu as she faces a tough reelection bid after a Republican wave on Election Day that saw the defeat of ...
A holiday ritual for many charter schools: Deciding whether to leave the RSD
By Marta Jewson The Lens It’s that odd time of year again in New Orleans when academically improving charter schools must decide if they want to stay with a special state system ...
Sen. Landrieu will win if we vote for our interests & other runoff recommendations
The December 6, 2014 election will be tighter than the political pundits suggest. Any Democratic candidate who earned 45 percent of the vote in Republican Jefferson Parish and over 80% ...
Task force will probe NOPD’s Special Victims Section
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison announced Tuesday the formation of a task force charged with addressing the allegations made by the city’s inspector general that ...
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NOLa for Life initiative promotes upward mobility to Black male youth
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s ongoing quest to dilute the murder rate in New Orleans and provide positive opportunities for Black males, took on a new iteration November 17 ...
Opponents of N.O. schools facilities tax millage on December 6 ballot, file lawsuit
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With a freshly filed lawsuit and a suspiciously cancelled board meeting, controversy surrounding a vote on a proposition to repurpose a schools facilities tax millage continues ...
La.’s new wood pellet plants meet European needs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana, an oil-and-gas state, is half covered by timber, making forest products a big business. Several companies plan to churn out wood pellets from new plants here ...

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